New York (July 6, 2007)--As noted here at Pro Sound News last week, the recent Cricket World Cup saw numerous cricket stadiums throughout the Caribbean get audio updates. Turns out there were quite a few updates that included Community loudspeakers, too.
For instance, the 17,000-seat Queens Park Oval in Trinidad, the oldest Cricket stadium in the Caribbean, received an extensive makeover that covered both aesthetics and infrastructure including a new sound system consisting of 109 Community R.5HP loudspeakers.
Kensington Oval in Barbados, one of the largest venues in the region with a capacity just over 28,000, underwent a major facelift for the games. Renovations included the addition of a new players’ pavilion, a museum, a new media center, and a completely new audio system based around Community R-Series all-weather loudspeakers. The main bowl features a distributed system of 69 R.5HPT and 52 R2 loudspeakers, augmented by 6 additional R1 systems for supplemental coverage.
Finally, in the newly-built 20,000-seat Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, the sound system is comprised of 28 R2 and 24 R.5HP loudspeakers.